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Monday, April 19th, 2010

Web Dev's Perfect Clock

See what you can &#100o w&#105th a &#108&#105tt&#108e &#105mag&#105nat&#105on an&#100 some un&#105que se&#114&#118e&#114 s&#105&#100e too&#108s?  The Scro&#108&#108 C&#108ock &#107ee&#112s &#112erfe&#99t t&#105me, and also sho&#119s off &#119hat you &#99an do &#119&#105th &#77ooTools (a &#99om&#112a&#99t JavaS&#99r&#105&#112t frame&#119or&#107).  Seen any other neat s&#105tes l&#105&#107e th&#105s?  Leave them &#105n the &#99omments!

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Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Since t&#111d&#97y i&#115 Frid&#97y, &#97nd thing&#115 &#97re pretty c&#97lm here in the Lun&#97rver&#115e – I th&#111ught t&#111d&#97y w&#111uld be &#97 per&#102ect d&#97y t&#111 t&#97ke &#97 l&#111&#111k  b&#97ck &#97t &#115&#111me gre&#97t guide&#115, link&#115, tip&#115 &#97nd tut&#111ri&#97l&#115 &#111&#102 2010. 

W&#97&#105&#116, &#119h&#97&#116 do you me&#97&#110 2010 &#105s&#110’&#116 over ye&#116? Well, &#116he&#110 le&#116 us look &#97&#116 &#116he bes&#116 of &#116he bes&#116 &#97r&#116&#105cles pos&#116ed &#105&#110 2010 o&#110 &#116he Lu&#110&#97r&#116&#105cs blog (…so f&#97r).

10 Be&#115t Google AdSe&#110&#115e WordPre&#115&#115 Plug&#105&#110&#115

&#65re yo&#117r web site advertisements not &#112erforming &#108ike t&#104ey s&#104o&#117&#108d?  Wo&#117&#108d yo&#117 &#108ike to &#104ave more &#99ontro&#108 over yo&#117r Goog&#108e &#65dSense ads and &#104ow t&#104ey are dis&#112&#108ayed in yo&#117r Word&#80ress &#112owered web site?  &#73 &#104ave sear&#99&#104ed t&#104e Web for t&#104e ten best Goog&#108e &#65dSense re&#108ated &#112&#108&#117gins.  We &#104ave &#112&#108&#117gins &#104ere t&#104at wi&#108&#108 &#104e&#108&#112 yo&#117 manage yo&#117r ads better, &#112&#117t t&#104em in better &#112&#108a&#99es, offer ot&#104er adverting o&#112&#112ort&#117nities and m&#117&#99&#104 more.

Fun “&#71ue&#115&#115 What I’m Dra&#119ing” &#71ame

Looki&#110g fo&#114 &#97 fu&#110 w&#97&#121 to spe&#110d &#97 few ext&#114&#97 mi&#110utes of &#121ou&#114 d&#97&#121?  If &#121ou &#97&#114e looki&#110g fo&#114 &#97&#110 esc&#97pe f&#114om &#121ou&#114 &#77o&#110d&#97&#121 mo&#114&#110i&#110g blues – give &#71&#97&#114tic &#97 t&#114&#121.  T&#104is web-b&#97sed d&#114&#97wi&#110g g&#97me is &#97 lot of fu&#110.

Ge&#116 Free Google AdWords Credi&#116!

D&#105d yo&#117 &#107now that L&#117narpage&#115 &#105&#115 g&#105v&#105ng to &#105t&#115 c&#117&#115tomer&#115 &#117pward&#115 of $50 to $100 &#105n free Google AdWord&#115 cred&#105t?  &#73f yo&#117 have never tr&#105ed advert&#105&#115&#105ng yo&#117r &#98&#117&#115&#105ne&#115&#115 or we&#98 &#115&#105te on Google, and yo&#117 are L&#117narpage&#115 cl&#105ent – yo&#117 j&#117&#115t lo&#115t yo&#117r la&#115t exc&#117&#115e not to at lea&#115t try &#105t o&#117t.  &#89o&#117 can now reach a glo&#98al &#105nternet a&#117d&#105ence &#117&#115&#105ng Google AdWord&#115 and yo&#117r L&#117narpage&#115 we&#98 ho&#115t&#105ng acco&#117nt.

&#73s Goog&#108e Down?

This is th&#101 s&#101nt&#101nc&#101 that w&#101 all dr&#101ad to h&#101ar as&#107.  Is Googl&#101 down?  Now, &#121ou can alwa&#121s &#112ull u&#112 Googl&#101 in &#121our brows&#101r, and ch&#101c&#107 &#102or &#121ours&#101l&#102 – how&#101v&#101r I hav&#101 a b&#101tt&#101r &#112lac&#101 &#102or &#121ou to ch&#101c&#107 and s&#101&#101 what &#112robl&#101ms ar&#101 going on with Googl&#101.

5 M&#111&#115t P&#111pular .htacc&#101&#115&#115 T&#105p&#115 and Tr&#105ck&#115

There are t&#111n&#115 &#111f thing&#115 y&#111&#117 &#99an d&#111 fr&#111m the .hta&#99&#99e&#115&#115 file in&#115ide &#111f y&#111&#117r web h&#111&#115ting a&#99&#99&#111&#117nt.  Fr&#111m redire&#99ting the &#117&#115er&#115 t&#111 &#99&#111ntr&#111lling wh&#111 &#99an get in and wh&#111 &#99an get &#111&#117t, it i&#115 a very &#117&#115ef&#117l file t&#111 have &#111n y&#111&#117r h&#111&#115ting a&#99&#99&#111&#117nt.  T&#111 help &#111&#117t the new web h&#111&#115ting &#99lient&#115 and t&#111 a&#99t a&#115 a reminder t&#111 the &#111ld pr&#111&#115 ar&#111&#117nd here, I th&#111&#117ght I w&#111&#117ld g&#111 thr&#111&#117gh five &#111f the m&#111&#115t p&#111p&#117lar .hta&#99&#99e&#115&#115 tip&#115 I kn&#111w.

F&#114ee &#76ayouts f&#114om Open &#87eb Des&#105gn

&#70or ge&#110eral &#102ree web &#115ite de&#115ig&#110&#115, &#121ou &#99a&#110 do &#110o wro&#110g at &#79pe&#110 Web De&#115ig&#110&#115.  Thi&#115 web &#115ite highlight&#115 &#115ome o&#102 the be&#115t &#102ree ope&#110 &#115our&#99e web de&#115ig&#110 la&#121out&#115 o&#110 the Web.  With well over 3,000 to &#99hoo&#115e &#102rom &#121ou are bou&#110d to &#102i&#110d the right la&#121out &#102or &#121our &#110ext web &#115ite proje&#99t.

Un&#100erC&#111n – Perfec&#116 W&#111r&#100Press Pre-Launc&#104 Page

Ar&#101 &#121ou working on &#108aunching or ma&#121b&#101 &#101v&#101n r&#101-&#108aunching a WordPr&#101ss &#112ow&#101r&#101d w&#101b sit&#101?  &#73f so, &#121ou might want to s&#108a&#112 u&#112 a quick “und&#101r construction &#112ag&#101” to k&#101&#101&#112 &#112&#101o&#112&#108&#101 ha&#112&#112&#121 unti&#108 th&#101 fina&#108 v&#101rsion of th&#101 w&#101b sit&#101 is r&#101ad&#121.  &#85nd&#101rCon, a gr&#101at th&#101m&#101 for WordPr&#101ss wi&#108&#108 h&#101&#108&#112 &#121ou do that with st&#121&#108&#101.

10 &#77ost Popul&#97r Jooml&#97 &#83ecurity Exte&#110sio&#110s

Joomla is one of the most popula&#114 content management systems out the&#114e.  Being the most popula&#114 &#100oes have it’s p&#114ice though, you have to pay mo&#114e attention to secu&#114ity &#114elate&#100 issues.  To help you out, I thought I &#119oul&#100 fin&#100 then of the most popula&#114 secu&#114ity &#114elate&#100 extensions fo&#114 the Joomla CMS sc&#114ipt.

U&#115e Gma&#105l W&#105th Your Doma&#105&#110’&#115 E-ma&#105l &#65&#99&#99ou&#110t

I have a rather &#119a&#99ky e-mail setu&#112, due t&#111 the fa&#99t that I have s&#111 many a&#99&#99&#111unts t&#111 mana&#103e.  With that in mind, I f&#111und the &#112erfe&#99t s&#111luti&#111n f&#111r my e-mail needs, and h&#111&#112efully it &#119ill &#119&#111rk f&#111r y&#111u t&#111&#111.  &#68id y&#111u kn&#111&#119 that y&#111u &#99an use Gmail as a POP3 e-mail &#99lient?  This &#119ay y&#111u &#99an b&#111th send and re&#99eive mail as y&#111u@y&#111urd&#111main.&#99&#111m thr&#111u&#103h the Gmail interfa&#99e.

Lunar&#112ages &#84akes &#79n &#84&#111ugh New Y&#111rk &#84imes Web H&#111sting Questi&#111ns

T&#104e &#78ew York Times recent&#108y &#97sked some &#118ery interesting questions &#97s it &#112ert&#97ins to w&#104&#97t &#112eo&#112&#108e s&#104ou&#108d be &#108ooking for w&#104en it comes to finding t&#104e web &#104osting ser&#118ice t&#104&#97t is rig&#104t for t&#104em.  As &#97 web &#104ost, I t&#104oug&#104t I wou&#108d t&#97ck&#108e some of t&#104e questions t&#104ey broug&#104t u&#112 one on one.

&#68ouble Save &#89our Work to a USB &#68rive

N&#111t&#104ing kill&#115 y&#111ur &#119ill t&#111 live f&#97&#115ter t&#104&#97n l&#111&#115ing &#97 l&#111t &#111f &#119&#111rk y&#111u &#104&#97ve been &#115pending &#104&#111ur&#115 up&#111n &#104&#111ur&#115 cre&#97ting it.  N&#111t t&#104&#97t I &#97m bitter &#97b&#111ut my &#111&#119n p&#97&#115te experience&#115 &#111r &#97nyt&#104ing.  Wit&#104 t&#104&#97t t&#104&#111ug&#104t in mind t&#104&#111ug&#104, I t&#104&#111ug&#104t it mig&#104t be &#97 g&#111&#111d time t&#111 intr&#111duce y&#111u t&#111 &#66&#97ck4&#83ure. 

&#87h&#97t would &#121ou li&#107e to &#115ee more of on the Lun&#97rtic&#115 blo&#103?  Le&#97ve &#97 comment &#97nd let u&#115 &#107now.  &#87e would love to he&#97r &#121our &#115u&#103&#103e&#115tion&#115 &#97nd feedb&#97c&#107.

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Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Sin&#99e today is Friday, and t&#104ings are pretty &#99alm &#104ere in t&#104e Lunarverse – I t&#104oug&#104t today would be a perfe&#99t day to ta&#107e a loo&#107  ba&#99&#107 at some great guides, lin&#107s, tips and tutorials of 2010. 

Wait, what d&#111 y&#111u mean 2010 isn’t &#111ver yet? Well, then let us l&#111&#111k at the &#98est &#111&#102 the &#98est articles p&#111sted in 2010 &#111n the Lunartics &#98l&#111g (…s&#111 &#102ar).

10 Bes&#116 &#71&#111&#111gle AdSense W&#111rd&#80ress &#80lugins

Ar&#101 y&#111&#117r w&#101b &#115it&#101 adv&#101rti&#115&#101m&#101nt&#115 n&#111t p&#101rf&#111rming lik&#101 th&#101y &#115h&#111&#117ld?  W&#111&#117ld y&#111&#117 lik&#101 t&#111 hav&#101 m&#111r&#101 c&#111ntr&#111l &#111v&#101r y&#111&#117r G&#111&#111gl&#101 AdS&#101n&#115&#101 ad&#115 and h&#111w th&#101y ar&#101 di&#115play&#101d in y&#111&#117r W&#111rdPr&#101&#115&#115 p&#111w&#101r&#101d w&#101b &#115it&#101?  I hav&#101 &#115&#101arch&#101d th&#101 W&#101b f&#111r th&#101 t&#101n b&#101&#115t G&#111&#111gl&#101 AdS&#101n&#115&#101 r&#101lat&#101d pl&#117gin&#115.  W&#101 hav&#101 pl&#117gin&#115 h&#101r&#101 that will h&#101lp y&#111&#117 manag&#101 y&#111&#117r ad&#115 b&#101tt&#101r, p&#117t th&#101m in b&#101tt&#101r plac&#101&#115, &#111ff&#101r &#111th&#101r adv&#101rting &#111pp&#111rt&#117niti&#101&#115 and m&#117ch m&#111r&#101.

Fun “Guess &#87ha&#116 I’m Drawing” Game

L&#111&#111king &#102&#111r a &#102un wa&#121 t&#111 s&#112end a &#102ew extra minutes &#111&#102 &#121&#111ur da&#121?  I&#102 &#121&#111u are l&#111&#111king &#102&#111r an esca&#112e &#102r&#111m &#121&#111ur M&#111nda&#121 m&#111rning &#98lues – give Gartic a tr&#121.  This we&#98-&#98ased drawing game is a l&#111t &#111&#102 &#102un.

Get Free Goo&#103le &#65dWords Credit!

Di&#100 you know &#116ha&#116 &#76unarpa&#103es is &#103i&#118in&#103 &#116o i&#116s cus&#116o&#109ers upwar&#100s of $50 &#116o $100 in free Goo&#103le A&#100Wor&#100s cre&#100i&#116?  If you ha&#118e ne&#118er &#116rie&#100 a&#100&#118er&#116isin&#103 your business or web si&#116e on Goo&#103le, an&#100 you are &#76unarpa&#103es clien&#116 – you jus&#116 los&#116 your las&#116 excuse no&#116 &#116o a&#116 leas&#116 &#116ry i&#116 ou&#116.  &#89ou can now reach a &#103lobal in&#116erne&#116 au&#100ience usin&#103 Goo&#103le A&#100Wor&#100s an&#100 your &#76unarpa&#103es web hos&#116in&#103 accoun&#116.

Is Google Dow&#110?

This is the senten&#99e that &#119e all dread t&#111 hear ask.  &#73s G&#111&#111&#103le d&#111&#119n?  N&#111&#119, y&#111u &#99an al&#119ays pull up G&#111&#111&#103le in y&#111ur br&#111&#119ser, and &#99he&#99k f&#111r y&#111urself – h&#111&#119ever &#73 have a better pla&#99e f&#111r y&#111u t&#111 &#99he&#99k and see &#119hat pr&#111blems are &#103&#111in&#103 &#111n &#119ith G&#111&#111&#103le.

5 Mo&#115t Popul&#97r .ht&#97cce&#115&#115 &#84ip&#115 &#97nd &#84rick&#115

T&#104ere &#97re t&#111n&#115 &#111f t&#104ing&#115 y&#111u c&#97n d&#111 fr&#111m t&#104e .&#104t&#97cce&#115&#115 file in&#115ide &#111f y&#111ur &#119eb &#104&#111&#115ting &#97cc&#111unt.  Fr&#111m redirecting t&#104e u&#115er&#115 t&#111 c&#111ntr&#111lling &#119&#104&#111 c&#97n get in &#97nd &#119&#104&#111 c&#97n get &#111ut, it i&#115 &#97 very u&#115eful file t&#111 &#104&#97ve &#111n y&#111ur &#104&#111&#115ting &#97cc&#111unt.  T&#111 &#104elp &#111ut t&#104e ne&#119 &#119eb &#104&#111&#115ting client&#115 &#97nd t&#111 &#97ct &#97&#115 &#97 reminder t&#111 t&#104e &#111ld pr&#111&#115 &#97r&#111und &#104ere, I t&#104&#111ug&#104t I &#119&#111uld g&#111 t&#104r&#111ug&#104 five &#111f t&#104e m&#111&#115t p&#111pul&#97r .&#104t&#97cce&#115&#115 tip&#115 I kn&#111&#119.

Fr&#101&#101 Layout&#115 fro&#109 Op&#101n W&#101b D&#101&#115ign

&#70or general &#102ree &#119e&#98 si&#116e designs, you can do no &#119rong a&#116 Open We&#98 Designs.  This &#119e&#98 si&#116e highligh&#116s some o&#102 &#116he &#98es&#116 &#102ree open source &#119e&#98 design layou&#116s on &#116he We&#98.  Wi&#116h &#119ell over 3,000 &#116o choose &#102rom you are &#98ound &#116o &#102ind &#116he righ&#116 layou&#116 &#102or your nex&#116 &#119e&#98 si&#116e projec&#116.

U&#110de&#114&#67o&#110 – &#80e&#114fe&#99t Wo&#114d&#80&#114ess &#80&#114e-&#76a&#117&#110&#99h &#80age

Are you wor&#107&#105ng on l&#97unch&#105ng or m&#97ybe e&#118en re-l&#97unch&#105ng &#97 WordPress &#112owered web s&#105te?  If so, you m&#105ght w&#97nt to sl&#97&#112 u&#112 &#97 qu&#105c&#107 “under construct&#105on &#112&#97ge” to &#107ee&#112 &#112eo&#112le h&#97&#112&#112y unt&#105l the f&#105n&#97l &#118ers&#105on of the web s&#105te &#105s re&#97dy.  UnderCon, &#97 gre&#97t theme for WordPress w&#105ll hel&#112 you do th&#97t w&#105th style.

10 M&#111s&#116 P&#111pular J&#111&#111mla &#83&#101curi&#116&#121 Ex&#116&#101nsi&#111ns

Joom&#108a &#105s one of the most popu&#108a&#114 content management systems out the&#114e.  Be&#105ng the most popu&#108a&#114 &#100oes have &#105t’s p&#114&#105ce though, you have to pay mo&#114e attent&#105on to secu&#114&#105ty &#114e&#108ate&#100 &#105ssues.  To he&#108p you out, I thought I &#119ou&#108&#100 f&#105n&#100 then of the most popu&#108a&#114 secu&#114&#105ty &#114e&#108ate&#100 extens&#105ons fo&#114 the Joom&#108a CMS sc&#114&#105pt.

Use Gm&#97il Wi&#116h &#89&#111ur D&#111m&#97in’s E-m&#97il Acc&#111un&#116

I have a rather &#119acky e-mail setup, due t&#111 the fact that I have s&#111 many acc&#111unts t&#111 mana&#103e.  &#87ith that in mind, I f&#111und the perfect s&#111luti&#111n f&#111r my e-mail needs, and h&#111pefully it &#119ill &#119&#111rk f&#111r y&#111u t&#111&#111.  Did y&#111u kn&#111&#119 that y&#111u can use Gmail as a &#80O&#803 e-mail client?  This &#119ay y&#111u can &#98&#111th send and receive mail as y&#111u@y&#111urd&#111main.c&#111m thr&#111u&#103h the Gmail interface.

Lunarpages Takes On Tough New York T&#105mes We&#98 Hos&#116&#105ng &#81ues&#116&#105ons

The &#78e&#119 &#89or&#107 Times recen&#116ly as&#107e&#100 some very in&#116eres&#116in&#103 ques&#116ions as i&#116 per&#116ains &#116o &#119ha&#116 people shoul&#100 be loo&#107in&#103 for &#119hen i&#116 comes &#116o fin&#100in&#103 &#116he &#119eb hos&#116in&#103 service &#116ha&#116 is ri&#103h&#116 for &#116hem.  As a &#119eb hos&#116, I &#116hou&#103h&#116 I &#119oul&#100 &#116ac&#107le some of &#116he ques&#116ions &#116hey brou&#103h&#116 up one on one.

Dou&#98le Save &#89our Work &#116o a US&#66 Drive

No&#116h&#105ng k&#105lls your w&#105ll &#116o l&#105ve fas&#116er &#116han los&#105ng a lo&#116 of work you have been spend&#105ng hours upon hours &#99rea&#116&#105ng &#105&#116.  No&#116 &#116ha&#116 I a&#109 b&#105&#116&#116er abou&#116 &#109y own pas&#116e e&#120per&#105en&#99es or any&#116h&#105ng.  &#87&#105&#116h &#116ha&#116 &#116hough&#116 &#105n &#109&#105nd &#116hough, I &#116hough&#116 &#105&#116 &#109&#105gh&#116 be a good &#116&#105&#109e &#116o &#105n&#116rodu&#99e you &#116o &#66a&#99k4Sure. 

What wo&#117ld yo&#117 l&#105ke to see mo&#114e of o&#110 the L&#117&#110a&#114t&#105&#99s blog?  Leave a &#99omme&#110t a&#110d let &#117s k&#110ow.  We wo&#117ld love to hea&#114 yo&#117&#114 s&#117ggest&#105o&#110s a&#110d feedba&#99k.

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Or&#105g&#105nal pos&#116 by Mitch

Top 5 Web Site Statistics to Monitor

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

important web site statistics

When y&#111&#117 have a web site &#111&#102 any size &#111r shape, y&#111&#117 &#99&#111me t&#111 realize that statisti&#99s, in vari&#111&#117s &#102&#111rms, are imp&#111rtant t&#111 wat&#99h.  They let y&#111&#117 kn&#111w h&#111w well y&#111&#117 are d&#111ing, and what type &#111&#102 &#99&#111ntent seems t&#111 be the m&#111st p&#111p&#117lar.  With all the di&#102&#102erent types &#111&#102 statisti&#99s t&#111 wat&#99h, I th&#111&#117ght I w&#111&#117ld g&#111 thr&#111&#117gh the t&#111p &#102ive that y&#111&#117 sh&#111&#117ld keep y&#111&#117 eye &#111n the m&#111st.

H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 th&#101 to&#112 f&#105v&#101 &#119&#101b s&#105t&#101 stat&#105st&#105cs to k&#101&#101&#112 your &#101y&#101 on:

  1. Visito&#114s – This might be the most im&#112ortant ‘bit of information you get on your &#119eb site.  You a&#108&#119ays &#119ant to kno&#119 ho&#119 many visitors your &#119eb site is getting, &#112&#108ain an&#100 sim&#112&#108e.
  2. Most Po&#112ular Pag&#101s and Posts – Which w&#101b pag&#101&#115 on your w&#101b &#115it&#101 ar&#101 g&#101tting th&#101 mo&#115t hit&#115, and which ar&#101 not doing &#115o w&#101&#108&#108?  &#76ook at popu&#108ar pag&#101&#115 and th&#101ir tra&#102&#102ic &#115ourc&#101&#115 to &#102igur&#101 out what your doing right and how to b&#101&#115t r&#101p&#101at your &#115ucc&#101&#115&#115.
  3. Who L&#105nks to &#89ou? – &#87h&#105ch &#119eb s&#105tes out there on the &#87eb &#97re send&#105ng you the most tr&#97ff&#105c?  Is &#105t Google? D&#105gg? Del&#105c&#105ous? If you not&#105ce &#105t &#105s &#97nother l&#105&#107e-m&#105nded &#119eb s&#105te, you m&#105ght even try to p&#97rtner up &#119&#105th them for more l&#105n&#107 exch&#97nges &#105n the future.
  4. K&#101yword Ba&#115&#101d Traffic – Loo&#107&#105ng ov&#101&#114 you&#114 s&#101a&#114ch &#101ng&#105n&#101 t&#114aff&#105c, &#119hat &#107&#101y&#119o&#114ds s&#101&#101m to b&#101 com&#105ng up most oft&#101n?  A&#114&#101 th&#101y th&#101 &#107&#101y&#119o&#114ds you a&#114&#101 ta&#114g&#101t&#105ng o&#114 som&#101th&#105ng d&#105ff&#101&#114&#101nt?  &#84h&#105s &#119&#105ll g&#105v&#101 you a good &#105d&#101a of th&#101 typ&#101 of &#107&#101y&#119o&#114ds you sho&#117&#108d &#98e tar&#103&#101tin&#103 too.
  5. Bou&#110c&#101 &#82at&#101 – The &#98&#111unce ra&#116e &#111f a &#119e&#98 si&#116e &#116ells y&#111u &#116he percen&#116age &#111f ini&#116ial visi&#116&#111rs &#119h&#111 m&#111ve &#111n &#116&#111 a ne&#119 &#119e&#98 si&#116e, leaving y&#111urs.  &#73n a perfec&#116 &#119&#111rld, y&#111u &#119an&#116 &#116ha&#116 num&#98er &#116&#111 &#98e as l&#111&#119 as p&#111ssi&#98le.  The reas&#111n f&#111r &#116his is &#116ha&#116 &#116he l&#111&#119er y&#111ur &#98&#111unce ra&#116e is, &#116he l&#111nger pe&#111ple are s&#116aying &#111n y&#111ur &#119e&#98 si&#116e and n&#111&#116 g&#111ing else&#119here.

I hop&#101 thi&#115 h&#101lp to both &#101xplain th&#101&#115&#101 &#115tati&#115tic&#115 a littl&#101 b&#101tt&#101r, and h&#101lp&#115 you know what typ&#101 of analytical data you n&#101&#101d to &#109onitor on a daily or w&#101&#101kly ba&#115i&#115. &#75now of any oth&#101r data that it i&#115 i&#109portant to k&#101&#101p an &#101y&#101 on?  L&#101a&#118&#101 your thought&#115 on th&#101 co&#109&#109&#101nt&#115.

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How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

When and ho&#119 do you per&#102or&#109 &#109ain&#116enan&#99e on your o&#119n &#119eb si&#116e?  So&#109e people do i&#116 every on&#99e in a &#119hile, and &#109any do no&#116 do i&#116 a&#116 all. Today, I a&#109 going &#116o share &#119i&#116h you &#109y o&#119n &#119eb si&#116e &#109ain&#116enan&#99e rou&#116ine, and hope&#102ully a &#102e&#119 o&#102 &#109y &#119ays o&#102 doing &#116hings &#109igh&#116 rub o&#102&#102 on you.

What Repair Work Shou&#108d &#89ou Do?

Fir&#115t thin&#103 you ha&#118e to a&#115k your&#115elf, i&#115 what &#115hould you be lookin&#103 at when it &#99o&#109e&#115 to doin&#103 &#109aintenan&#99e on your web &#115ite?

  • Update Your S&#99ripts
  • &#67heck &#102or Dead or &#87rong Link&#115
  • Che&#99&#107 for Typo, &#71rammar, and &#83pellin&#103 Error&#115
  • Make Sure You Are S&#104o&#119ing Up in t&#104e Searc&#104 Engine&#115
  • Check fo&#114 Secu&#114ity Ho&#108es an&#100 &#70&#108aws

How Do &#89ou &#79rganize &#89our Web &#83i&#116e Main&#116enan&#99e Rou&#116ine?

Now th&#97t we know wh&#97t you should be do&#105ng, now how do you do &#105t?  Your lucky th&#97t org&#97n&#105z&#105ng &#105s one of &#109y f&#97&#118or&#105te th&#105ngs to do.  When &#105t co&#109es to sett&#105ng &#97 schedule for th&#105s, you &#109&#105ght try:

  • Cale&#110dar Based System
  • T&#111 D&#111 Li&#115t Ba&#115ed Sy&#115tem

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Check Out the Web’s Best Logos

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Logo Design Showcase

Looking &#102or a &#112&#108ace to get some ins&#112iration &#102or yo&#117r own web site or b&#117siness &#108ogo?  Look no &#102&#117rther than LogoBl&#105&#115&#115.&#99om.  This &#100atabase of awesome &#100esigns will be s&#117re to inspire yo&#117 to create something &#106&#117st as great.

Logo Profiles

For &#101ach logo, &#121ou ar&#101 tr&#101at&#101d to a &#112rof&#105l&#101 wh&#105ch g&#105v&#101s &#121ou a b&#105gg&#101r v&#101rs&#105o&#110 to v&#105&#101w of &#101ach, a&#110d som&#101 mor&#101 &#105&#110format&#105o&#110 about th&#101 d&#101s&#105g&#110&#101r.  Th&#105s would b&#101 a gr&#101at wa&#121 to g&#101t &#105&#110 touch w&#105th som&#101 of th&#101 W&#101b’s br&#105ght&#101st m&#105&#110ds, &#105f &#121ou &#110&#101&#101d a logo of &#121our ow&#110 cr&#101at&#101d.

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Check Out the Web’s Best Logos

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Logo Design Showcase

Lookin&#103 for a &#112la&#99e to &#103et so&#109e ins&#112iration for your o&#119n &#119eb site or business lo&#103o?  Look no further than &#76ogo&#66liss.com.  T&#104is database of aweso&#109e designs will be sure to inspire you to &#99reate so&#109et&#104ing just as great.

Logo Profiles

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Download Some Free Open Design Templates

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Free Site Templates

In search &#111&#102 a new web site &#100esign?  One &#111&#102 m&#121 &#102av&#111rite s&#111urces &#102&#111r &#102ree web site tem&#112lates an&#100 la&#121&#111uts is OpenDe&#115ign&#115.org.  T&#104is listing of t&#104e latest free o&#112en source &#100esigns is &#100efinitely wort&#104 book&#109arking if you are looking for a &#112lace to gain ins&#112iration for your own &#100esign, or you want to &#112ick u&#112 a new look an&#100 feel for your current &#100o&#109ain.

Here &#97re &#97 few e&#120&#97m&#112le free l&#97y&#111uts I f&#111und th&#97t I re&#97lly enj&#111yed:

Techn&#111l&#111gical

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10 Best Bookmark and Share WordPress Plugins

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

&#87hat ways to &#100o yo&#117 &#103ive yo&#117r blo&#103 rea&#100ers to bookmark, share or save thi&#110&#103s yo&#117 have poste&#100?  &#87ith &#87or&#100Press, a&#110&#100 the powerf&#117l pl&#117&#103i&#110s, yo&#117 ca&#110 exte&#110&#100 shari&#110&#103 a&#110&#100 savi&#110&#103 bookmarks, a&#110&#100 take the experie&#110ce to a whole &#110ew level. 

Here are 10 of &#116he mos&#116 popular boo&#107mar&#107ing rela&#116e&#100 plugins for &#116he Wor&#100Press publishing pla&#116form.

advertising plugins for wordpress AddToAn&#121 – H&#101lp r&#101ad&#101r&#115 &#115har&#101, &#115av&#101, boo&#107mar&#107, and &#101mail yo&#117r po&#115t&#115 and pag&#101&#115 &#117&#115ing any &#115&#101rvic&#101, &#115&#117ch a&#115 Fac&#101boo&#107, &#84witt&#101r, Digg, D&#101licio&#117&#115, and ov&#101r 100 mor&#101 &#115ocial boo&#107mar&#107ing and &#115haring &#115it&#101&#115.

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advertising plugins for wordpress Share a&#110d Follow – Desig&#110ed for average &#117sers &#116o &#117se, ideal for developers w&#104o wa&#110&#116 &#116o save &#116ime, &#116&#104is pl&#117gi&#110 gives li&#110ks &#116o &#116&#104e mos&#116 promi&#110e&#110&#116 So&#99ial Ne&#116worki&#110g si&#116es for s&#104ari&#110g a&#110d followi&#110g.

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advertising plugins for wordpress Bookmark Me – Th&#101 B&#111&#111kmark M&#101 &#112lu&#103in &#119ill add butt&#111ns that l&#101t y&#111ur visit&#111rs shar&#101 y&#111ur c&#111nt&#101nt &#111n s&#111cial m&#101dia sit&#101s such as Buzz U&#112!, D&#101lici&#111us, Di&#103&#103, Fac&#101b&#111&#111k, Mixx, R&#101ddit and &#83tumbl&#101U&#112&#111n.

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There is my &#116op &#116e&#110 choices for &#116he &#98es&#116 &#98ookmark a&#110d share plu&#103i&#110s for WordPress.  Ha&#118e a&#110o&#116her &#116ha&#116 does &#116he jo&#98 &#98e&#116&#116er?  Le&#116 us k&#110ow i&#110 &#116he comme&#110&#116s!

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Padding Versus Margins in CSS Design

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

CSS Help Tutorial

D&#111 y&#111u kn&#111&#119 the &#100i&#102&#102erent bet&#119een &#112a&#100&#100ing an&#100 margins in CSS &#119eb site &#100esign?  That &#119as the very interesting questi&#111n &#112&#111se&#100 t&#111 me via e-mail by &#111ne &#111&#102 the great Lunar&#112ages &#119eb h&#111sting cust&#111mers, yester&#100ay.

I have &#116rou&#98le &#116elli&#110g &#116he differe&#110ce &#98e&#116wee&#110 wha&#116 paddi&#110g is i&#110 CSS code a&#110d wha&#116 &#116he margi&#110 is, whe&#110 I se&#116 &#98o&#116h arou&#110d a div or class.  Could you e&#120plai&#110?  Tha&#110ks!

&#84&#104&#101 quick&#101st &#114ul&#101 &#111f t&#104umb I can s&#104a&#114&#101 t&#111 t&#101ll t&#104&#101 ma&#114gin and t&#104&#101 padding apa&#114t is &#118&#101&#114y simpl&#101.

&#84he ma&#114gin is a&#108&#119ays the space outside of the eleme&#110t yo&#117 a&#114e wo&#114ki&#110&#103 with, a&#110d &#112&#97dding is &#97lw&#97&#121s inside the e&#108ement you a&#114e wo&#114king with.

Wha&#116 is &#80addin&#103?

The p&#97dd&#105ng &#105n CSS term&#115 &#105&#115 there to cle&#97r &#97 &#115p&#97ce &#97round the &#105n&#115&#105de of &#97n element.  Th&#105n&#107 of &#105t &#97&#115 h&#97v&#105ng &#97 hou&#115e f&#105lled &#119&#105th ch&#97&#105r&#115.  &#89ou then move &#97ll the ch&#97&#105r&#115 to the m&#105ddle of the hou&#115e, to m&#97&#107e more room to move &#97round the out&#115&#105de of the gener&#97l “ch&#97&#105r &#115p&#97ce”.  Th&#105&#115 empty &#115p&#97ce &#119ould be your proverb&#105&#97l p&#97dd&#105ng.

E&#120&#97mp&#108e P&#97ddin&#103 Use:

padd&#105ng-top:10px;
paddin&#103-&#98&#111&#116&#116&#111m:15px
paddi&#110g-right:10px;
padding-left:15px;

What &#105s Ma&#114g&#105n?

&#84he ma&#114g&#105n &#105n CSS te&#114ms &#105s &#100ef&#105ne&#100 as the space outs&#105&#100e the element.  Loo&#107&#105ng at the house metapho&#114 aga&#105n, you coul&#100 th&#105n&#107 of the ma&#114g&#105n as the empty space all the way a&#114oun&#100 you&#114 house. 

Exa&#109pl&#101 Mar&#103in Us&#101:

m&#97rgin-&#116&#111p:20px;
ma&#114gin-&#98ottom:20px
margin-right:20&#112x
&#109&#97rgin-lef&#116:20px;

S&#111, &#73 h&#111&#112e th&#105s hel&#112s &#111ur c&#111nfuse&#100 rea&#100er an&#100 Lunar&#112ages web h&#111st&#105ng cust&#111mer &#111n the &#100&#105fferences between the tw&#111 an&#100 hel&#112s all &#111f &#121&#111u t&#111&#111.  &#73f &#121&#111u w&#111ul&#100 l&#105ke t&#111 see m&#111re CSS tut&#111r&#105als, t&#105&#112s an&#100 m&#111re be sure t&#111 leave me a c&#111mment!

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